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Cable Curl vs Face Pull

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Overall comparison

The daily number of cable curl lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of face pull lifts.

Metric Cable Curl Face Pull Difference Percent
Daily count 24 36 ↓12 ↓33%
Total lifts entered 4,265 14,952 ↓10,687 ↓71%

Male comparison

The average cable curl entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average face pull.

The bodyweight of men entering cable curl lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering face pull lifts.

Metric Cable Curl Face Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 120.5 lb 104.3 lb ↑16.2 lb ↑15%
Elite lift 260.4 lb 231.9 lb ↑28.5 lb ↑12%
Average bodyweight 171.3 lb 171 lb ↑0.3 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 1,859 6,834 ↓4,975 ↓73%

Female comparison

The average cable curl entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average face pull.

The bodyweight of women entering cable curl lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering face pull lifts.

Metric Cable Curl Face Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 63.6 lb 72.8 lb ↓9.2 lb ↓13%
Elite lift 154.9 lb 152.3 lb ↑2.5 lb ↑2%
Average bodyweight 144.8 lb 141.4 lb ↑3.3 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 208 1,456 ↓1,248 ↓86%

More comparisons

Compare cable curl versus one of the following exercises:

Lat Pulldown Seated Cable Row Tricep Pushdown Tricep Rope Pushdown Cable Fly Face Pull Cable Lateral Raise Cable Crunch Cable Pull Through One Arm Cable Curl

See also

Face Pull vs Cable Curl Cable Curl Standards Face Pull Standards